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Min Hardware Requirement ?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Oliv83, Apr 8, 2002.

  1. Oliv83

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    Hi,
    Ok for the list given previuosly but what's about Computer ?
    What's the min CPU, memory, ...

    Is there a computer "type" ?

    Moreover, what's the min Sound card (is a basic sound blaster OK ?)

    I'm really a beginner regarding HCPC ;)

    Thx for all your advices
     
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    I'm running a basic system at the mo - a PII 400, 128mb and Voodoo 5500 - it's great with the likes of Cineplayer. Pwr DVD ain't so good - whether that's the software or my hardware I'm not certain. If you're starting from scratch the chances are if you're buying new a budget system will do the trick - 2nd hand an el-cheapo PII 400 or above should be OK. I didn't buy my GCard with the intention of using it for HCPC but it's fine. Radeon seem the way to go - £60 ish should get you a 7200. Not sure on the RAM front - I've got a further 256 in another machine I may try, not sure how much is necessary. I will try extra RAM only to see if PWRDVD can work better. For £30 you could get an OEM SBLIve 5.1 - a min spec requirement for AC3 out. Spend 10 or 20 on a basic other card for the extra it ain't worth messin' around IMO.
     
  3. Oliv83

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    Hello Rogeralpine

    Thanks for all your comments.
    Cheers
    O.
     
  4. tryingtimes

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    Hi Oliv83
    If you are buying new then you will find it difficult to buy anything with too low a spec.

    I would see a P3 800 with 256 Mb RAM on an ASUS motherboard and a Radeon as being a good minimum speed but high quality system.

    If you want to save money from this then the ECS K7S5a motherboard is a good budget choice. You could partner it with a AMD Duron processor to reduce cost even further.

    Hope that helps
    Regards
    Alex
     

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